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Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

Climate change is a threat to national security. How is the military preparing for the fight?

The Australian Defence Force will be inordinately affected by future humanitarian crises and military conflicts resulting from climate change. How it acts today will prove crucial.

‘This is Gaza’: amid bombed-out buildings, hope and a helping hand

‘This is Gaza’: amid bombed-out buildings, hope and a helping hand

Freelance journalist Armando Cordoba writes from Gaza, where local grassroots groups are doing what they can to help the local people survive the war.

Aid workers will face terror charges after new US court ruling

Aid workers will face terror charges after new US court ruling

Bringing warring terrorist groups to the negotiating table and using them to help deliver aid is a desirable means of reducing conflict. But a US Supreme Court ruling has just made it a whole lot harder.

Rudd’s tougher refugee line could criminalise humanitarian aid

Rudd’s tougher refugee line could criminalise humanitarian aid

In true post 9-11 politics style, the Australian government is going after anyone to look tough and in control on refugees. And it's put humanitarian aid in the firing line, writes Brami Jegan.

Crikey wrap: Haitian earthquake could mean up to 100,000 dead

Crikey wrap: Haitian earthquake could mean up to 100,000 dead

As rescuers from around the world begin to pick through the rubble, Crikey picks through the media coverage.

Why is the US starving Somalia?

Why is the US starving Somalia?

Despite sending 40 tons of weaponry to Somalia earlier this year, the United States is withholding humanitarian aid until relief agencies agree to comply with a set of strict conditions. And the country is going to run out of food within weeks.

Delivering more than just soft drink to the third world

Delivering more than just soft drink to the third world

ColaLife is a campaign to get Coca-Cola to utilise their vast distribution powers in the third world to deliver medical supplies along with soft drink. After 20 years, Coke is finally taking notice -- thanks to social media.